G D Gmaj C G What did I have, said the fine old woman G D Gmaj C A D What did I have, this proud old woman did say G D Em G C D D7 I had four green fields, each one was a jewel G D Em C A D7 But stang--ers came and tried to take them from me G D7 Em G C D But my fine strong sons, they fought to save my jewels C D G Em G D D7 Gmaj They fought and they died, and that was my grief said she.
Long time ago, said the fine old woman
Long time ago, this proud old woman did say
There was war and death, plunder-ing and pillage
My chil-dren starved, by mountain valley and sea
And their wail-ing cries, they reached the very heavens
and my four green fields, ran red with their blood, said she.What have I now, said the fine old woman
What have I now, this proud old woman did say
I have four green fields, one of them's in bondage
In stran-gers hands, that tried to take it from me
But my sons have sons, as brave as were there fathers
My four green fields , will bloom once again said she.
and my four green fields , will bloom once again said she.
Four green fields is an Irish rebel song written by Tommy Makem. It personifys Ireland as an old woman who relies on her brave sons to protect her four fields from strangers.